The University of Dayton Arena is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility that features Dayton Flyer basketball, along with other various events. This Arena is widely considered one of the national premier college basketball facilities.
UD Arena has hosted the most NCAA Tournament games ever with 125 tournament games. This is 42 more than the original home of the NCAA Tournament, Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium (which is the next closest venue). In 2013, the University of Dayton Arena became the first venue to host 10 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament games in one week.
For the last 19 years, the "Road to the Final Four" began at the University of Dayton Arena with the First Four.
The arena has been hailed by sportscasters and opponent coaches alike as one of the greatest venues in college basketball. Since its opening in 1969, over 14 million visitors have witnessed events at the arena. In 2002, the arena was the site of the first ever high-definition television (HDTV) broadcast for ESPN.
UD Arena has long been reckoned as one of the most hostile arenas in the nation, and has also been hailed as one of the greatest basketball atmospheres in all of college basketball.